DogDecoder

4.3
51 reviews
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About this app

Do you know how to read your dog’s body language? Do you understand when he tries to tell you he’s stressed, or submissive, or ready for fun-time? Can you tell the difference between excitement and fear, or between aggression and the need to play?

Dog language can be confusing, but with the help of Dog Decoder, you’ll understand your dog’s signals like a pro.

Dog Decoder will teach you everything you need to know about how your dog communicates, so you can not only avoid bites, but share in a more satisfying, healthy, and loving relationship.

=== MEET “DIAMOND” ===

Diamond is your tour guide and trainer. He will show you how he looks when he’s afraid, when he’s stressed, when he’s just about to bite, and when he wants to play.

=== DOG POSTURES ===

There are about SIXTY different poses on display in Dog Decoder. Each pose is beautifully and expressively illustrated by one of the world’s top dog artists.

Each pose comes with a diagram, pointing out where on Diamond’s body he’s indicating how he’s feeling. For example, in the poses for “fear,” the diagram will point out Diamond’s tucked tail, his ears pulled back, etc. We won’t just show you a picture of a scared dog — we’ll teach you what to look for, the signs of fear.

Each pose also comes with a helpful description of the context. This is where you will learn about some common misconceptions, or what kinds of situations will cause your dog to assume each posture.

=== TEST YOURSELF! ===

The best way to see how much you’ve learned is to take the quiz! Some of the quiz questions are pretty challenging. Diamond wants to make sure you don’t get fooled next time he’s hiding under the coffee table or drooling – will you recognize the early warning signs of stress? Will you be able to warn your children when your dog is clearly done playing?
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Oct 15, 2016

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4.3
51 reviews
A Google user
January 6, 2019
It's a decent app, but the few minutes I played with it, the quizzes were too easy. Didn't seem there was much to the app aside from the quiz and definitions. this would be good for someone not familiar with dogs or is getting a dog for the first time.
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A Google user
August 18, 2019
Too expensive for enhanced flash cards. Could use a better glossary (is "appeasing" good or bad in this context?). Learn and quiz cards should be different. More than one variation of each mood would be useful, perhaps with some real dogs alomg with the drawings.
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A Google user
December 16, 2019
Interesting app. Could use more detail. Most people dont get or are able to read a dogs body language. They have no clue there is such a thing. For example, Many think a dog barking at another dog means the dog wants to play. But depending on the body posture, it could mean more. ..aggresdion, fear. The app is a good start, but referals to indepth reading of body language would be a big help. There are books out thete on tjis subject. Good start to a serious matter. Reading our dogs. 😃
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